Southern Binh Duong province has worked on a feasibility study on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that links the province with Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line No.1. (Photo: VNA)

Binh Duong (VNA) – Southern Binh Duong province has worked on a feasibility study on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that links the province with Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line No.1.

The bus route is designed to begin at Binh Duong New City and end at Suoi Tien metro station.

The BRT project was developed with the aim to shorten travel time between Binh Duong, HCM City and Dong Nai province and expand the metro line’s reach from Binh Duong province to HCM City via Suoi Tien metro station.

It also facilitates the increased use of high-quality public transportation and helps attract more investments in high technology, urban areas and services in Binh Duong New City and HCM City.

The project includes the construction of seven concrete flyovers, four footbridges, 12 bus stops and 13 smart traffic light systems.

It requires an investment of more than 1.8 trillion VND, or 82 million USD; 90.3 percent of the amount, or 1.65 trillion VND, will be sourced from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s loan.

It is expected to be approved in the first quarter of 2017.

The BRT is hoped to begin in 2018 and finish by 2019.-VNA